Up early, crack on with work, finish about noon, race to the river, on route home by 4:45 (to avoid rush hour), finish whatever I was working on, pack gear for tomorrow, dinner, fall asleep in front of TV. Repeat. I can keep it up until the end of the season.
Word on the water is the pike are spawning in the streams and rivers - but I know the ponds are ice-cold - and I fancied one last trip. As well as being cold the water was heavily coloured - I would have been better off bringing deadbaits, but I had 3 hours of lure fishing time.
That perch has a fantastic action and a couple of pike found it in the dirty water. Not monsters, they will have to wait until next season, but great to put a couple more pike on the scorecard. And I'd like to find the one that put the scars on the second pike - I'll be back!